Medical Malpractice | San Diego Injury Accident Lawyer Blog
A couple died after their motorcycle was hit by a car. The incident happened on Highway 50, October 25. The 17-year-old driver of a Nissan Altima lost control of his vehicle, heading towards the motorcycle of 20-year-old Ryan Hendricks and 20-year-old Brooke Johnson. The impact killed them.
If you or someone you care about was seriously hurt in an accident, you know how challenging it is to cope with the aftermath. You do not need to go through this on your own. The San Diego personal injury lawyers with the Jurewitz Law Group | Injury & Accident Lawyers can help you fight for the financial compensation you need to get the best medical treatment available for your injury. Contact us at 619-717-8607 for a free consultation.
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Over a year ago, Senator Bernie Sanders – then a Chair on the Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging – stated, “The tragedy that we’re talking about here (is) deaths taking place that should not be taking place.” The tragedy he was referring to are the 1,000 deaths that happen every day in this country due to medical errors. Read the rest »
All women between the ages of 50 and 74 should receive a mammogram every two years because breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Mammary ductal carcinoma can involve invasive proliferation of cancerous cells in the breast tissue or non-invasive cells that may be malignant but are confined to the lactiferous ducts. When the cancerous cells are non-invasive and are contained within the ducts, it is known as Stage 0 cancer. Detecting cancer in this stage will greatly improve the patient’s prognosis. Read the rest »
The latest in a long line of lawsuits against 1-800-GET-THIN has brought to light new grievances against the company; however, this time the claim has been filed by former workers. The two former employees, one a dietitian and the other a surgical assistant, have filed a claim against the Lap-Band weight loss company claiming that they quit their jobs this year so as to not continue “to engage in unsafe patient care and the defendants’ pattern and practice of violating the law.”
According to The Los Angeles Times, the lawsuit claims that the surgery centers affiliated with 1-800-GET-THIN failed to properly sterilize equipment and did not notify several patients that they were possibly exposed to hepatitis C. Monetary damages are being sought from 1-800-GET-THIN, one of its surgery centers in San Diego, and the men who allegedly own the business. Reportedly, a machine used to sterilize surgical equipment at the San Diego clinic malfunctioned while cleaning tools used on a patient with hepatitis C. The equipment was then used on patients in both San Diego and Beverly Hills, but management did not inform patients or health authorities of the possible hepatitis C exposure. Read the rest »
The battleground of Republican tort reform arguments lies with medical malpractice claims. Often‚ tort reform proponents argue that tort reform in the form of capping damages‚ limiting attorneys’ fees‚ and prohibiting punitive damages. The thought is that such measures will reduce medical costs by eliminating “frivolous lawsuits”.
But are “frivolous lawsuits” increasing medical costs? Or are they increased by frivolous defenses by dangerous or incompetent doctors? Read the rest »
UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest and Scripps Mercy Hospital in Hillcrest were both fined the maximum allowed by state law by California state health regulators for significant medical mistakes.
UCSD was fined after its’ staff left a sponge inside a patient that required the patient to undergo a second surgery two months later to remove the sponge. Scripps Mercy was fined for using a faulty respirator that left the patient unable to breathe and caused him to suffer heart failure. Read the rest »